Jamal Murray is the latest former Kentucky Wildcats star to sign a massive NBA contract extension.
On Sunday, Murray and the Denver Nuggets reached an agreement on a five-year, $170-million extension, according to Shams Charania.
Denver Nuggets rising star Jamal Murray has agreed to a five-year, $170M maximum contract extension, agent Mike George of OneLegacy tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft just enjoyed his best season as a pro, averaging 18.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.
In the playoffs, Murray averaged 21.7 points and 4.7 assists per game while leading Denver to Game 7 in the Western Conference Semifinals before bowing out to the Trail Blazers.
Now, Murray and Nuggets will return most of their roster and be a strong NBA Finals contender in the Western Conference.
Murray joins a group of former John Calipari-coached players to sign NBA contracts worth $100+ million, including Derrick Rose, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker.
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